Does the Tail Wag the Dog, or Brilliance and Stagnation of a Knowledge Intensive Organization (Case Study)
European Business & Management
Volume 1, Issue 1, May 2015, Pages: 1-6
Received: Apr. 19, 2015; Accepted: May 4, 2015; Published: May 9, 2015
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Habil Andrea Bencsik, J. Selyeho University, Department of Management, Komarno, Slovakia; Budapest Business School Zalaegerszeg, Faculty of Economics, Department of Management, Hungary
Sarka Zapletalova, Moravian University College, Department of Management and Marketing, Olomouc, Czech Republic
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Abstract
The undermentioned case study shows processes in connection with a leader change in a higher educational institute, in a Middle- East – European country. The study highlights the consequences and the probably pitiable outcomes of these processes. The lifelike conditions of this case study confirm the well-known establishments which are continuously communicated by the management theory to practice. Namely, what damages are caused by an incorrect leader election process which is not looked over enough, an incompetent leadership and its methods, the inappropriately handled change and knowledge management processes or their deficiencies. In connection with the case study the leaders of companies and institutes can recognize pitfalls which can be put down to the account of their own unpreparedness and of their employees’ misinterpreted behaviour. Leaders sometimes interpret their employees’ collective behaviour badly and as a result of this community formation can be a ’mass effect’ where key persons influence other colleagues’ opinion. The case study is a wholesome story from some additional perspectives as well. For example, the cultural effects which are deeply rooted in the historical past of a community or in a country. The effects mentioned do not allow a rational change management and the misinterpreted managerial functions and roles mislead the destiny of an institute.
Keywords
Knowledge, Knowledge Intensive Organization, Case Study, Organizational Culture, Change Management
To cite this article
Habil Andrea Bencsik, Sarka Zapletalova, Does the Tail Wag the Dog, or Brilliance and Stagnation of a Knowledge Intensive Organization (Case Study), European Business & Management. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2015, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.11648/j.ebm.20150101.11
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